Ninja Warriors help Nine achieve ratings victory in Week 32

Nine returned to the top of the ratings charts in week 32, achieving wins as number one network and primary channel.

Nine was in the lead by a healthy margin for most of the week, but strong ratings for the AFL put Seven back in the contest, almost managing to win their ninth straight week. The ABC finished in 3rd position benefiting from strong programs across the week.

Nine’s success was achieved with strong ratings for the semi-finals of Australian Ninja Warrior. Last Sunday’s episode reached an average national audience of 1.266m (902k metro). Monday’s episode had a national audience of 1.204m (879k metro).

Farmer Wants A Wife continues to be Seven’s most successful format for the year and is doing big numbers with regional viewers. Sunday’s episode had a national audience of 1.245m (792k metro). On Monday night the program had a national audience of 1.215m (740k metro).

Bachelor In Paradise achieved its best ratings for the week on Tuesday eveningwith 691,000 viewers nationally. (521k metro). Have You Been Paying Attention? had an audience of 744,000 viewers nationwide (573k metro).

Weekly highlights at the ABC included Vera 949k nationally (637k metro), Australian Story 979k (660k), Anh’s Brush with Fame 954k (685k), Hard Quiz 1.060mil (746k) and Mad As Hell 964k (691k).

Friday night’s Giants vs Essendon AFL match was the top sport of the week, scoring an audience of 722k national (543k metro).

7NEWS was the top show nationally every night, with Monday-Friday at 6.00 averaging 1.818m national/ 1.164m metro. The demand for the latest info on the COVID crisis pushed the Monday night broadcast to over 2 million viewers nationally. 9News won the week in Sydney and Melbourne however, 7News achieved a rare victory in Brisbane.

Sunrise continued its dominance at breakfast, winning every morning, with Monday-Friday averaging 498k national/ 280k metro. ABC News Breakfast finished in second place (averaged across two channels). For the 13th time this year, Today finished in third place.

Home and Away was the top Australian drama averaging 993k national (610k metro) Monday-Thursday. The second episode of big-budget drama, Between Two Worlds was a significant disappointment with just 466k nationally (279k metro).

Better Homes and Gardens was the top lifestyle show, with an audience of 934k national (530k metro). The Living Room had an audience of 491,000 viewers nationally (353k metro).

Weekly Network and Channel Shares – Week 32

Seven Network – 28.5%

  • Seven – 18.7%
  • 7TWO – 3.7%
  • 7mate – 3.9%
  • 7flix – 2.2%

Nine Network – 28.7%

  • Nine – 19.9%
  • 9Go – 2.9%
  • 9Gem – 2.5%
  • 9Life – 2.2%
  • 9Rush – 1.2%

10 Network – 16.0%

  • 10 – 10.0%
  • 10Bold – 3.8%
  • 10Peach – 2.2%

ABC Network – 17.6%

  • ABC – 12.8%
  • Kids/Comedy – 2.4%
  • ABC Me 0.5%
  • ABC News – 2.0%

SBS Network – 9.2%

  • SBS – 5.6%
  • Viceland – 1.4%
  • SBS Food – 0.9%
  • NITV – 0.2%
  • World Movies 1.0%
Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. | Call/Text 0428 275 111

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